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He left the life of a law man to come to Colorado and help preserve the country’s cowboy heritage. A former California police officer and candidate for sheriff, Larry McCormack is now the new executive director of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy. His plan to lasso the organization out […]
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Imagine for a minute what business would be like without the post office. Kyle Collinsworth can’t. As postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Colorado Springs, it’s his job to oversee mail delivery service – to business and residential communities – through rain, sleet or snow. And as a former letter carrier, Collinsworth knows the […]
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It’s a little like being king of the jungle. Bob Chastain will take over as Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s president and CEO on Oct. 1. He’ll succeed Susan Engfer, who is retiring after 17 years as the zoo’s CEO. Chastain most recently held the position of zoo vice president and chief operating officer. He’s worked at […]
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When individuals or businesses are looking for a Grade A company, they look to the BBB stamp of approval. Mary Jane Gilson, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s director of membership development, helps businesses understand just how important that stamp is. She not only works to retain members but also envisions a day when […]
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Head four miles west of Colorado Springs and you’ll find yourself in Manitou Springs. It’s a trip Leslie Lewis wants everyone to take, and she wants them to bring their wallets. As executive director of the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, it’s her job to market the town. And with attractions like […]
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If great minds think alike, then it makes sense for them to have a place to think together. Karen Mitchell is the local chair for an organization that provides just that. The Executive Committee is a think tank for local CEOs and business leaders. It’s a place where business leaders brainstorm and problem solve. While […]
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Head four miles west of Colorado Springs and you’ll find yourself in Manitou Springs. It’s a trip Leslie Lewis wants everyone to take, and she wants them to bring their wallets. As executive director of the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, it’s her job to market the town. And with attractions like […]
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A lot of livelihoods tied to construction In 2004, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that about 13,000 people living in El Paso County derived their income from the construction industry or related businesses. Another 2,000 serve as managers or executives within the same sector, says Associated General Contractor (AGC) member and Colarelli Construction […]
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Glen Thayer’s latest project is the SoCo Social Club. Glenn Thayer is personality for hire. He incorporates his voice, smile and knack for knowing people into his business that provides a variety of entertainment services. Whether it’s a business awards ceremony, a wedding or a dance party, Thayer is offering to be a front man […]
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Paul Johnson knows there’s no place like home. As executive director for Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, he searches for land where volunteers can use hard work, hammers and nails to mete out homes for low-income families. He also oversees the search for funding, as well as project development, monitoring the building and permit process, […]
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Linda Weise leads a troupe of instructors that train the Mozarts and Shakespeares of tomorrow. She founded the Colorado Springs Conservatory in 1994, a preparatory school for young performing artists, and many of her graduates have attended some of the nation’s most esteemed performing arts schools. For Weise, finding her current career in the arts […]
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Jim Hendron left a 20-year career in software and financial services to purchase a La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery in Colorado Springs. When Jim Hendren decided to get into the La-Z-Boy business a few months ago, he thought it would be a sleepy little venture. He soon realized, however, that the job offered little time to kick […]
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